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Growing a web community is essential to being a successful host. As in any other discipline experts have researched the effectiveness of community camaraderie on web culture and have made some startling discoveries worth sharing. It is important, however, to be able to know how to grow such a net work efficiently so that it can produce the results you desire. Bear in mind that it takes dedicated work. Stu Green; Jacob Gube; Alex Krug; Nate Kontny and Sam Yagan have all testified to how successful building a community is to website culture and the industry as a whole. In this article, they have made proposals, which are very useful to stalwarts in the industry that are considering building a community. Stu Green Stu is …

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Who does not want to earn more from the services they offer and the skills which have been developed through hard work. This is an international demand. However, web designers need the encouragement to take things to that level. There are distinct steps, which must be taken and relevant strategies applied. Among these techniques are avoiding stressful or high risk projects; keeping a net work of contracted designers for project overflow; use affiliate programs to help clients with hosting; avoid using retailer hosting programs for clients; marketing yourself as a premium provider; network with other creative and professionals; offer extra projects in updates and pitches and aim for ongoing business relationships. Avoid Stressful or high risk projects This is definitely not exclusive to Web designing, …

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Blogs, these days, are two a penny. A few years ago they were a novelty but today it seems everyone has one.  That said it’s not to say your blog can’t be different. You can be one to stand out in the crowd of the rest. Making yourself unique isn’t that hard. It takes a big of ingenuity and a little web knowhow and you will be different, noticeable and intriguing. All it really takes is attention to detail and imagination. Let’s look at a few things you can do. Is your site easily readable? Remember some peoples site is not as good as others so make the text stand out clearly and have a good space around it. Add a few buttons in strategic …

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Forget about relaxing for those coupled oh spare hours you have. You really need to take a step back and take a jaundice look at your blog or website. How does it appear to a casual visitor? You have got so used to the look and feel of your baby who you are most likely just jogging along feeling it perfect. Things are seldom perfect and with the continual improvements available in the form of plug-ins and widgets, there are probably many things you can do that will make a difference to the look and feel of your blog. Just a few small things can make a very big difference to a site if you think about it. The typography used on your site: How …

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The domain name of your website is the very back bone of it. You need to have it well thought out, interesting, attractive and available. The last is the most crucial of all.  Remember when you find the domain name you want, buy it there and then. It might not be there tomorrow. Domain names require being of relevance to the subject matter that will be produced in the site. It’s no good having a car web site that talks about bicycles.  At the end of the day if you buy a domain you need know it is right for you. Several people buy domains for a short span of use for mainly junk work so always be very careful buying a name that has …

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Readers, we need readers. The tree is falling can you hear it? All people who are talkers need an audience. If we talk on paper on the webs, we need eyes and readers. To get established sometimes takes a little time, unless we have help given to us. The readership needs to grow steadily, and as it grows it will pick up momentum. It is usually the first 100 visitors who are the slowest to collect. Once it reaches that stage it will grow on its own as long as you keep up the good serving of reading material required. On an average, you might be able to write 10 articles a day, and as you are going to be spreading yourself around and reading …

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In time gone past I am pretty sure most of us are guilty of just putting items on our websites and not really thinking of how long it will take to load. I am probably as guilty as the rest of you, although I must admit I had it drilled into my head from the start if your site takes longer than 20 seconds to load you have lost your customer. That is a maxim that more web designers need to take to heart. Many a time I have waited while heavy graphics are loading only to click out of the web site within another 20 seconds as it was obviously a poorly done effort with someone only trying to be fancy as the cost …

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Ideas for a domain name need to have very good relevance to reflect what the domain is about. It is no good calling the site the toy shop and then talking about carpentry. Too often you see a site called by the persons name or something similar which has no relevance at all to what the site is actually talking about. If you are selling toy balloons, then, somewhere in the domain name that should be reflected. Relevance, Relevance, Relevance has replaced the old watchwords of the shopkeeper’s Position, Position, Position. With that in mind I have come up with a few tools that might help you in your domain name research. The first site we are visiting is NameStation This site has a domain …

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Every discipline has a theory and Web designing is no different. It does not only focus on a theoretical perspective pertaining to the science, generally, but distinctively as it relates to color as well. Why is it important that there be a theory of color? Well, In Web designing technology inventors become very imaginative. However, there must be boundaries surrounding these ecstasies less they be considered unprofessional. Therefore, what is being now utilized as theories are simply experiments conducted with color schemes, which inevitably would work fine if applied to a particular design. Remember, that as a designer you create the flow on a web page using your emotions to channel visitors. Hence, theory of color embraces terminologies; relationships; groups based on emotions; making wise …

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When visitors browse your website, they must be enticed. This does not happen by chance, but web designers have to purposefully integrate this feature into the design. Therefore, the following pages of this article offer some simpler strategies, which can be utilized in realizing this goal. Engaging visitors with appropriate content According to research, it has been discovered that visitors can be engaged by content, but not any content. Some content could bore the users and deter them from returning to the site. As such, content should be fresh, focused, valuable and concise. No one wants to visit a web site and see the same content years on end. Definitely, visitors cannot be engaged in this manner. There must always be a focus for the …

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